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Friday, April 07, 2006

some assembly required

Ignore the fact that I did a crummy job of putting it together...I took it apart right after this picture. The important part is that I have my woolly board! So all my Fair Isle sweaters (notice the plural - and I'm only working on my first one) will be beautifully blocked.

Speaking of the Fair Isle......

I've finished the 3rd repeat of the pattern and am slowly making my way through the 4th repeat. Lorraine, I read your comment about being able to fix the wrong color stitch without ripping out a bunch of knitting....if I get in that situation again I'll be calling on you for help!

Boyfriend sweater story.....

My mother's sister is in town for a bridge tournament. I was visiting with her and my folks last night. Watching me knitting on the Fair Isle, Aunt Sally told me about her knitting experience in college......

She knit a cashmere small gauge sweater for her hunky boyfriend for Christmas. All her friends were knitting sweaters too, but with bulky yarn and big needles. She sweated and slaved over that thing; stayed up late knitting rather than studying, trying to finish before she went home for the Christmas holidays. The sweater was apparently accepted gracefully. Story over do you think? No....

Her birthday is the first week in January - what did hunky boyfriend get her for her birthday? An argyle sock kit to make him a pair of socks! She thought it was a joke at first and thought surely there was another gift actually for her - but no.

Mom and I asked if the whole incident resulted in a breakup between Hunky and herself (after all there is the boyfriend sweater curse). She said no, but that it did make the breakup later on much easier.


Blogger Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Your Fair Isle is looking really great- did you say it's your first one? I'm really impressed.
I must also get myself a wooly board. They're invaluable when blocking.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cynthia! Thank you for visiting my new blog! I see we have a lot in common, knitting, cats, Harry Potter!!!! and "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" -- surely we must have met in another life?

Your first fair isle? Way to go -- you'll never look back!


5:16 PM  

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